In a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday, the Railway Minister of state Rajen Gohain listed all the latest technologies installed under ‘Make in India’ initiatives for railway safety.
Here is a list of latest technologies installed under ‘Make in India’ initiatives for railway safety:
An Automatic Train Protection (ATP) System called Auxiliary Warning System (AWS) is presently functional on 364 RKMs in the Mumbai suburban section of Central Railway (240 RKMs) and Western Railway (124 RKMs).
Complete Track Circuiting of stations to enhance safety for verification of track occupancy by electrical means instead of human element is completed at about 5989 stations upto 31.05.2018.
Axle Counter for Automatic clearance of Block Section (BPAC) to ensure complete arrival of train without manual intervention before granting line clear to the next train and to reduce human element have been provided on 5117 block sections upto 31.05.2018.
Interlocking of Level Crossing Gates to protect Level Crossing Gate with signals to avoid accidents has been done at 11057 gates upto 31.05.2018.
Integrated Track Monitoring System (ITMS) capable of recording identifiable track component defects.
Self Propelled Ultrasonic Rail Testing (SPURT) Cars for detection of internal flaws in rails.
Axle box level accelerometers to monitor track defects daily
Following improvements in techniques/technology have been adopted during last 2 years:-
Automatic Train Protection (ATP) System called Train Protection and Warning System (TPWS) has been implemented on 342 RKMs (200 RKMs Delhi-Agra Section, 117 RKMs Chennai Suburban section and 25 RKMs of Metro Railway, Kolkata).
An ATP System being indigenously developed called Train Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) is under trial on 250 RKMs of South Central Railway as a pilot project.